n. — human offspring understood as fruit; as in the phrase “fruit of the womb”.
The Lord your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground. For the Lord will again take delight in prospering you, as he took delight in your fathers, . . .
Certain verses, such as this one, allow the Bible Sense Lexicon to really shine. This passage contains three instances of the word “fruit,” but the sense is slightly different in each case. The first instance of “fruit” talks not about fruit from a tree or plant, but from a human being. This metaphor comes from the idea that people produce more people, just as plants produce fruit that becomes more plants. The second instance of fruit is similar, but this time it refers to the offspring of animals. And the third instance of fruit is not a metaphor—it refers to actual fruit from plants. The Bible Sense Lexicon helps cut through the repetition of English translations, and it keys the reader in to the different usages of “fruit.”
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
The Bible Sense Lexicon is a Logos dataset available in Logos 5 Gold and higher base packages. If you’re enrolled in the Logos Academic Discount Program, you can also find the Bible Sense Lexicon in the Biblical Languages base package. Take your studies even further by exploring semantic domains, engaging the biblical text like never before.
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